Research report 2014 - Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Fire and smoke: observed with satellite eyes

Kaiser, Johannes W.; Heil, Angelika
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry develop methodologies for the estimation of emissions from forest, savannah and other vegetation fires from satellite observations. The EU-funded, open access Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service calculates global daily biomass burning emissions with these methodologies, and their impact on the global atmospheric composition and the European air quality every day. The calculations are also used for the monitoring of global climate change.

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